This is the procedure to obtain materials not available in the PNWU Library. Document delivery and interlibrary loan services are offered free of charge to current PNWU students, faculty (including ACFs), residents, and staff.
Unaffiliated medical professionals and individuals who live in Central Washington may request articles for private, scholarly research. A processing fee of $20 per article will be charged to all unaffiliated users, and must be paid in advance by cash or check made out to PNWU Library.
Please note: The Loansome Doc article delivery service is no longer active. Please see below on how to request articles from PubMed.
Requesting articles from PubMed
- PNWU students and faculty should use PubMed@PNWU to search. Adjunct clinical faculty and others should use pubmed.gov.
- Perform your search in PubMed.
- Before ordering, check your results to see if the full text is available to you online by formatting your results in the Abstracts view (rather than Summary view), and look for the PNWU Library or other full-text icons.
- For articles not available to you online, select the articles you want to order by clicking in the check box to the left of each citation.
- When you have finished marking your selections, go to the Send to menu on the right side of the frame and choose email.
- Enter your own email address in the required field, and any additional text such as date needed, study title, etc. Click on the E-mail submit button at the bottom of the window.
- Your search results will be mailed to you from NCBI, so please add ncbi.gov to your safe sender list. If you don't receive the email, check your junk mail and spam folders, open the email and mark "Not junk."
- When you have received your search results, you can forward them to email@example.com for processing. If you are using a non-PNWU email address, please include your full name and credentials in the body of the email so we know who the request is for. We will notify you when we have received your request. Note: If you are using Outlook email, you may also request delivery and read receipts from the Options tab.
Books and Other Media
Students and on-campus (FTE) faculty may request books and other materials for interlibrary loan by using our online request form.
For more information on interlibrary loan, and document delivery, contact Library Staff.